Make snacks.

I don’t know about you, but I remember my kids were always hungry (it’s still the same same now, even though they are older)! So what better way than to show them how to make their own snacks?

By making our own snacks at home, we can have better control over the amount of their sugar intake and save more money. One of their favourite snacks is Chocolate Rice Crispies, and this is easy for even a 5 year-old to make! You can get the ingredients at a cheaper price at Phoon Huat.

I lay out all the ingredients and the tools required on the table. Mummy, or the eldest child gets to decide who to pour what, and who to stir after melting the butter, chocolate and marshmallows in the microwave for a minute (not over a gas stove).

This is also a good time to teach them about having clean hands! Or else they won’t get to lick the spoon!

Pour the melted mixture into a big mixing bowl with the rice crispies and mix well. Then spread evenly over a square tin lined with baking paper and leave in the fridge to harden a bit for a few minutes. Cut into bite-sized pieces and serve! Any leftover can be kept in an air-tight container.


1. What skills would you like to impart to your children?

2. How would you design your kitchen or arrange your kitchen tools so that your children would know where to get what they need to make their own snacks?

3. Am I training them to become more independent?



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